Juvenile Justice Authority
The Juvenile Justice Authority is a state criminal justice agency, which first began operating in Kansas on July 1, 1997. There are three core programs judicial districts are required to provide at the local level. They are: Juvenile Intake and Assessment, (JIAS) Juvenile Intensive Supervision Probation (JISP), and Community Case Management (CCMA).
JJA downloads funds to the administrative county in each district for the operation of these programs. Technical assistance and support is provided by JJA to assist the districts in the delivery of the services. Some of the juvenile offenders under supervision in the programs mentioned are in the custody of the state, but receiving supervision and services at the local level.
Reno County Community Corrections administers two of the three mandated core programs: JISP and CCMA. The passage of Senate Bill 49 by the 1989 Legislature mandated community corrections services in Kansas judicial districts. The 1994 Legislature provided additional funding for statewide expansion of juvenile community corrections services. Prior to passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, the Kansas Department of Corrections was responsible for administering juvenile community corrections grants, which was transitioned to JJA in 1998.